Solar control vs. Daylight
Sun angles investigation
Potential overheating occurence
Recognizing the angle dependent geometry of the atria and their adjacent zones is essential when devising a solar control strategy. Identifying bottlenecks (areas with increased solar exposure) and the areas where daylight is harder to penetrate is essential in configuring the
balance between selective solar control coatings, type and performance of shading devices and other solar control mechanisms to be used (e.g. frit). Inviting daylight allowing for views and minimizing the overheating risk in a well performing building is a challenging task that requires a holistic approach.